Rhinobatos hynnicephalus

Species: Rhinobatos hynnicephalus 

English Name: Angel Fish

Chinese Name: 斑紋犁頭鰩

Family: Rhinobatidae


The Angel Fish has a triangular-shaped snout, short tail, very small scales in their back and abdomen, and many brown spots in the body. Can grow up to a length of 53 to 62 cm for male and female, respectively. Lives near the shore in sandy mud bottoms. Preys on small benthic animals. Commercialized for human uses.

© 2005 Shinji

© 2005 Shinji

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– Kampeng, Lei; Tingbao, Yang; Cheewah, Leung; Huang, Xiao. 1999. Fishes of Macao. Maritime Museum. Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macao, 4 pp.

– Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text).